South Face Direct*** VS 4c
[Yes boss! Nick Manasseh on South Face Direct, 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
Beautiful climbing and positions mark out this route as one of West Penwith's most sought-after VSs. The route can be climbed at high tide during calm seas by making a straightforward abseil approach down East Gully and belaying on high ledges at the start of the first pitch. Start on a good ledge at a crack on the left wall of East Gully, around 10m up from the bottom of the crag.
1) 4a, 14m. Climb the crack to a belay ledge on the left. The ledge is just below where the crack thins.
2) 4c, 20m. Climb up the thin crack-system with difficulty, which soon eases, and continue up the crack to a large mushroom shaped blob. Use the blob to move right into a short corner and follow it to a stance on a good ledge.
3) 4c, 12m. Take the steep crack above, passing the last bulging section with difficulty. Move left to a stance and belay on a long ledge.
4) 4a, 13m. Move right and up behind a large perched block and follow cracks up a wall to the top of the buttress. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Kernow, Heather's Multipitch Climbs, West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50.

Photo: Yes boss! Nick Manasseh on South Face Direct © Chris Manasseh
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P3&4 in one
Rollo - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/15 with Ben M, Mike

benwmorgan - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Rollo, Mike Moss

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15

Led pitches 3&4; thought pitch 3 was hard but probably only because I was making a mess of placing gear.
andrewmcleod - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Zack Coleman

Brilliant route, pitches 2 & 3 are outstanding
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Gareth

Memorable climb for the grade
Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/15 with Natalie Treadgold

jfletcher - AltLd - 05/Sep/15 with Graham Baxter

ianburton - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Charlie's Angel

Graham Baxter - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15 with John Fletcher

Julian, Pete, Julian, Pete
JulianB - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Pete Randall

Steveb27 - AltLd - 31/Aug/15

Pete Randall - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Julian B

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/15

Loic strung 1 and 2 together. I did the same with 3 and 4, but had a bit of rope drag.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Loic Menzies

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/15

cornishben - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/15 with Rich Draisey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/15

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 31/Jul/15 with Richard Jewell, Solly Kemball Dorey

Jack Porteous - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/15

tom s g - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Fred Graham

dpalmer1961 - AltLd - 13/Jul/15

pebbles - AltLd - 10/Jul/15 with hazel jones

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Peri

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/15

Totally brill!
Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Emma Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15

Alison Cairns - AltLd rpt - 04/Jul/15 with Andy

Robin Brooke - AltLd - Jul/15 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - AltLd - Jul/15 with Robin Brooke

Lead all pitches.
LJC - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/15

tatz45 - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/15 with Katy Vose

Okecroak - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/15 with C. Ebbutt

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 21/Jun/15 with Clare

1st and 2nd together and 4th pitches lead
chris ebbutt - AltLd - 21/Jun/15 with Dave R.

steveprice.exmouth - AltLd - 18/Jun/15 with Graham Mead

Maywood96 - Lead - 06/Jun/15 with Chris lucas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/15

foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/15 with max railing

Pitches 1,3,4
jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 30/May/15 with Malcolm

Brilliant climb all the way from start to finish.
simonhammond1966 - AltLd - 30/May/15

Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 28/May/15 with Halla

Beth led P1.
Neil D - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15 with Nathanael Booker, Beth Hodgett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/15

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 21/May/15 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/15

jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 21/May/15 with Chris Andrews

ColdAndWet - AltLd - 07/May/15 with Jeremy Windsor, John Botham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/15

JohnBotham - AltLd - 07/May/15 with Neil Sambridge

I led 2nd and 4th pitch-great climb!
Lyndsay Superclimber - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Ryan

Early morning climb after a sleepless night. Had a bit of a moment on the 2nd pitch due to damp holds, down climbed and had a word with myself! After a quick can of man up managed to finish it. Some spicey moves for a VS - stunning location and plenty of exposure on the 3rd pitch. will defo be back to Chair Ladder to sample some of the other delights on offer. Great mini adventure.
snook - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/15 with stephen ashworth

stephen ashworth - AltLd - 06/Apr/15 with Alex cox

Took rests on the steep bits!
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 05/Apr/15 with neil morbey

Charles Kinniburgh - 2nd - 04/Apr/15 with Phil, Rob Davies

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/15

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/15 with Caroline

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/15

Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with John Knight

Led final pitch. A real struggle up some of the overhangs.
Adam Hill - AltLd - 06/Mar/15 with Simon

Hidden - 2015

Shaw Brown - Lead - 22/Oct/14 with Judith Neaves

Egons Issy - 2nd - 27/Sep/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina

sheelba - AltLd - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

John Nuttall - Lead - 03/Sep/14 with Sharon

In 4 pitches, I led pitches 1 and 3. The first seemed harder than 4a, possibly because the rock was slightly damp from spray (it was just after high tide). The 3rd seemed easier than 4c with perfect jams to start and massive jugs to finish. Pitch 2 was much harder I thought. A magnificent route from start to finish.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14

Amazing route. End of pitch 3 was stunning.
David Staples - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Glorious

Brilliant p3
dkd - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Al

holly138 - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Tom B

superb scond pitch
crater - 2nd - 13/Aug/14 with steve

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/14

Led 2nd and 4th pitch.
RFWilkie - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Bec

StevieLee - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Simon Gale

StevieLee - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Simon Gale

Hidden - Lead - Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/14

tmather - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/14

mdjb - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/14

dannygiblin - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/14

Dave Heaton - AltLd - 29/Jun/14 with Jake Nichol

I led P1 and P4 so Bob could have the 4c pitches
sarah hawker - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with bob

Keef Martin - 2nd - 29/May/14

Lead pitch 1, 2 & 4
TomRiddelsdell - AltLd - 28/May/14 with Shane Williams

p1 and 3
islandlynx - AltLd - 28/May/14 with TomRiddelsdell

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/May/14

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 16/May/14

Brilliant climb, stef led p1 and p4 I led p2 and p3, which are steep but good gear.
neilstubbs - AltLd - 16/May/14 with Stefan Parkin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/14

Led p1 & 3
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Dan Lane

I led P2 and 4. Great stuff!
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Rach Spraggs

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/14

Jess Mills - 2nd - 17/Apr/14 with Jon Clayton

Got shat on in the face by a gull
clams - Lead - Apr/14 with Catherine

CatMc - 2nd dog - Apr/14 with clams

Top two pitches were Pendulum Chimney due to navigational error.
neiloutdoors - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with SDMC

Hidden - 2014

cymjt - 2014

davebrox - Lead - 14/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/13

Helen Boothman - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Andy Lole

Bex_M - Lead dog - 20/Sep/13 with Claire Ellwood

Lead pitch one and two together, three of us just about hopped across before the tide got us!
smallerrich - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/13

lmacey - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Alan Caley

What an adventure! And a fantastic finish!
clubmanpete - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with geoffery smith

Skinnybloke - AltLd - 26/Aug/13 with clubmanpete

cathymiller - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Andrea

My best achievement in climbing ever, so far! after retreat on little brown jug. The need to impress was on. Long sustain climb using alot of runners to a right legde and my CRux a short slab with no hand holds too left, but a double up hand grap on right flake. phew handed over lead to Lee who finished on very pumpy overhang crack to collapse on top ledge o how we laughed
surf1nal-kern0w - AltLd - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/13

We did it in three pitches, one and two in one. I led the next one, nice overhand with good holds, finishes on an easy slab.
PilarMartinez - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with TheCherokee

SteveM - AltLd - 21/Aug/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with SteveM

Lead p1&3. Wicked climbing. Does trad get any better than this?!
knighty - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Rob Howard

ranga - AltLd - 13/Aug/13 with Chris Knight

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/13

GPN - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Annette

net - 2nd - 05/Jul/13 with George

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/13

ian d f - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Bob, Norman

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 03/Jul/13 with Bob M

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Led P2, 3 and 4, Geoff led P1.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Geoff Burton

First two pitches before being chased off-route by seagulls.
Ross.Cooper - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Rachel Ashwell

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/13

Fletch - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Sean Mercer

lovely route, abseiled in above high tide
brianrunner - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with martina

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/13

rashwell - 2nd - Jun/13

Did it in 2 pitches. I led p1 and Chris p2. It was a really nice route, varied, hardish and fun.
natalio - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Chris B, Eric

auld al - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Jun Minohara

Johnywilks - Lead O/S - 22/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/13

over cast, windy.
gareth swanson - 2nd O/S - 21/May/13

Rob84 - Lead rpt - 20/May/13 with Anke

Severe seagull attack endured during an ascent of this classic route!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - 18/May/13 with Kyle Bonnici

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/13

Marcin78 - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Stu

Homes - 30/Mar/13

amazing, did 5a 2nd pitch of the HVS
john lynch - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with luke holmes, sam arthur

Ianhansen - 2013

westong - 2013

Hidden - 2013

adie84 - 2013

Grabtheslab - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

neilh - 2013

janegallwey - Lead - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/12

Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Caroline

Led 2 + 4
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with Nick Manasseh

Private Flounder - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with chris manasseh

Started from P2 as tide in. Led P3 this time.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd rpt - 18/Sep/12 with Mark McDonald, Alan Mountford

Started at the top of p1 due to tide and sea conditions, good route though
Blue68 - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Matt Box, Alan Mountford

Started from the beginning of pitch 2 due to the tide and swell.
hotfeet - AltLd - 18/Sep/12 with Mark MacDonald, Matthew

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/12

Great climb! I lead the first pitch (again). Matt lead the 2ns. Spent a long time figuring out the first move and then did a storming lead on a challenging and exposed pitch. Went a bit off-route at the end though. I lead the 3rd pitch and was very pleased to do it. Was getting pumpeed hanging about and knew that was a road to nowhere, so found a convincing undercling and managed to boom up it, not stopping to place gear! Very exhilerating pitch! Matt closed the proceedings with the 4th pitch, another nice pitch. Classic route, worth the hype!
manbat - AltLd - 11/Sep/12 with Matthew Box

Led P2 and P4. Matt led P1 and P3. P2 and P3 have the awkward bits. Lots of gear on route. P2 was good value - went left after the saddle-boss rather than right which made top out awkward.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Matt George

Mayo - Lead - 06/Sep/12

Brilliant climb, exposed and a bit scary!
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Kev Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/12

Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Duncan Dunbar

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/12

Did second pitch of the E4, Southern Arete, by mistake - South Face SUPER Direct!
Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 16/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/12

mark88 - AltLd - 06/Jun/12 with Kempy, Paul Millen

brilliant climb, varied and well protected. A bit of a queue though
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Yoko

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12

JamesBrowning - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with Toby

joeym - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with duncan curry

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Joe M

Led 1st and 3rd pitches, amazing climbing, fantastic position.
Joby - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Mike Hooper

In one pitch, nails in the middle! Weather was dry and cool.
jpksalmon - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Matt Rust

lead in one long pitch, good route, diocese was better though
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with John Salmon

mike hooper - AltLd - 05/May/12 with jobey martin

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Guy Buckingham

Mr Powly - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/12 with Ian B

burto - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/12 with tom powell

Good route. OH at top of P3 very juggy and easy with good protection. Cracks at start of P2 was the crux, again well protected. Lead P2 and P3.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Hamish

I lead pitches 1 and 4, Andrea lead 2 and 3.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Andrea

Nice Fun route. Reckon closer to HVS though?
Jonesy_A - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/12 with Andre

RD P2 and 4
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Nick P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

Geo P1-2 (one pitch), Chris P3-4 (one pitch). Big heavy sacks!
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Geo

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Harry Martin

adi bryant - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Liz

Dave Mahon - Apr/12 with Rob Munday, Justin Sharpe

markfromstoke - AltLd - 31/Mar/12 with Pete H, Norman

Led P3&4
liz77 - AltLd rpt - 31/Mar/12 with HRC

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 31/Mar/12 with Mark Faulkner

Dilwat - AltLd rpt - 17/Feb/12 with SurferStan

P3 & P4
SurferStan - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12 with Dilwat

Chronic route.
eddy-on-the-rocks - 13/Feb/12

paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Edd

Wendy did pitch one, and ran P3 and P4 together. Brilliant position.
arandall - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

lead pitch 1
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with arandall

Hidden - 2012

davidtrelawnyross - 2012

Ian JL - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

JonG - 2012

captain dringo - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

dan ely - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/11 with lizzyb

Great route fairly steep and juggy. Due to sea's we'd abbed in to start at first belay point. an interesting bulge to pull past on the 2nd pitch.
lizzyb - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/11 with Dan Ely

Country_Boy - 2nd RP - 11/Sep/11 with Stu Bradbury

Danny Bags - Lead - 04/Sep/11

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

led pitches 2 + 3
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Becky E

mark sharples - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11

Well worth the trip awesome climb!
SamStokes - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Emily Stokes

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

fi15 - 2nd - Aug/11 with paul horabin

P1 and P2 in one. Excellent
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Paul

Lead p1 and P3. Good climbing with good jams :)
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Mark, Jess

myoung - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Jess

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Fantastic route - if a bit toxic with guano between P2 and P3!
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Catherine

Led all pitches. Inadvertantly swapped the last pitch for that of Pendulum Chimney.
niallk - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Sarah

Stu ran together first and second pitch, I lead 3rd and 4th. Excellent - bottom half quite sustained.
thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Stuart Reeves

Led P1+P2 (ran together), Tom led P3+P4 (ran together). Sustained interest throughout, although a bit smelly.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Thomas Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/11

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/11 with Kayleigh Tremaine

haylow - 2nd - 13/Jun/11

Great Climb, Great day
leerybunny - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Stan

Pure quality. Andy lead the first couple of pitches in one and I led the last two in one. Pitch 2 felt hard on the twin cracks with nice exposure. Pitch 3 was overhanging juggy heaven with exposure! A great day.
royal - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with andrew benham

I led P1 & 2 (combined) and P4. No move harder than 4c, but sustained on P2, a struggle!
The Ivanator - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with Rich

Rich God 3 - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with Ivan

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/11

Nick Wallis - Lead - May/11 with Laura

Lead pitches 3&4
Duncan Turner - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Lead P1 and followed Davin up remaining three pitches. Awesome, must come back and lead.
simoncov - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Davin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

led first and 2nd pitch as one, Terry led 3rd and 4th as one.
gcandlin - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with terry lines

TerryLines - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/11

climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/11 with helen gibson

mark20 - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11

Barry D - Lead - 25/Apr/11 with Trish

jchenoweth - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11

petegruf - AltLd - 23/Apr/11 with Scott

Led P1. First route of the holiday.
Becky E - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Graeme Hammond

very very enjoyable route.. superb
Elaine Budden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with tom bunn

Traversed in to the gully, Elaine went first, i took the next pitch up the overhanging crack. That pitch probably worth more like Hs 4b.
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Elaine Budden

Great route, quality moves on p2. L 2 and 4. Crux is moving off Belay at start of p2. Huge jugs, great position, and plenty of rests, and all on quality granite!
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Dad

Previously climbed in 1993.Great route.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Bob/Tom

jeffb - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Calder

Only led first pitch as fingers went numb.
Calder - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with jeffb

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 15/Apr/11 with Jon Lee

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Jay

Jay C - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Clay C

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

zach.stone - 2nd - 03/Apr/11 with Chris Allen

Dovey lead, Sam and I seconded
francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 26/Mar/11 with Sam Maker, Ian Dovey

Pitch 3 nice steep pit lots of bird poo at strat
DOVEY - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Fran Cavanil & Sam Maker

as 2 pitches. Jeremy led 1&2 together I took the last 2. Good climb.
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with jeremy dugan

centurion05 - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

MHutch - 2011

erinbastian - AltLd - 06/Nov/10 with tom studd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - Oct/10

P2 & P4. Pretty steep and late low tide so topped out at dusk! Flake at top is a v dodgey small nut belay, better to get off the back and deal with the drag over the top. Great value route.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with James Hoyes

finished in the dark
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Rachel B

Fantastic steep jug pulling on P3 run together with a variation on P4.
petellis - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with mattyork2

mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Pete Ellis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10

i led 1st and 2nd pitch together, jack did the rest
adam cooper*super* - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with jack folland

Fairly average for a 3 star route
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with adam cooper* super*

Andre Clarke - AltLd - 28/Aug/10

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/10 with Clare

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/10

marcushorgan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Tom Wallbank

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/10

Em66 - AltLd - 15/Jun/10 with Mat

Steve Lenartowicz - Jun/10

Soaking wet start (hit by a wave) then freezing in the shade, then attatcked by mentalist seagulls, then steep, steep, steep! Brilliant.
Zoomer - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with George Best

gingergeorge - Lead - 22/May/10 with 15oth trg

P1, P3 There's a nest at the top of Pitch 2, but if you belay to the left and move slowly past, the gul doesn't seem to mind. Mind you, the egg hasn't hatched yet. Great Route.
Dilwat - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with dready

dready - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with dillwat

verticon - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Craig Harwood

Lead middle two pitches in a oner. Classic climbing :)
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10 with James Langridge, James Howell

langar27 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with jon harvey

I lead first then adam lead 2nd and third pitch linked. Then because of angry seagulls in nest didn't do final pitch but finished up final pitch of pendulem chimney
Ben Sidsaph - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Adam Hughs

Hidden - AltLd - May/10

the_keef - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Keith L

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10

david morse - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with chris todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

Led the first and third pitches. Pitch 3 was superb.
GarethHall - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Gary Wong

Led P3 & 4
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Emma Hawkins, Martin Hore

Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 04/Apr/10 with Clare

Led 2nd and 4th
garywong - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Gareth Hall

Great climb - long steady first pitch, then a steep juggy section before a bimbly slab. Final short pitch to the flat top (and the wind). Descent requires a couple of moves of down-climbing. Worth all three stars - enjoyable route in a great setting with non-tidal start.
Alan100 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/10

jchenoweth - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/10 with Dan

Beautiful Climb, Interesting and varied
Stick - 2nd O/S - Apr/10 with Fat Al

Although I found it a little thought provoking in places, I was expecting alot more for a 3 star route to be honest
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Nancy Jones

super climb, ****, last pitch in the rain
joese7en - AltLd - 17/Feb/10

Brilliant, second pitch sustained and very enjoyable, great route!!!
crobinson - AltLd - 30/Jan/10 with Southern Man

Led 1st and 3rd & 4th linked. Pitch 3 super steep and brilliantly exposed for VS. 2nd pitch completely amazing. Top end of the grade. Together with Diocese on this day, a very memorable day out. Place to ourselves as usual.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Chester

Hidden - 2010

JerryD - 2010

callum brown - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Jack Reed

Bob Peters - 2010

Huge sea and 50mph winds made it very fun! Comes to life on 3rd pitch!
Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/09

jgclimb - AltLd - 18/Nov/09 with tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Oct/09

led last steep pitch
misterb - Lead - 13/Oct/09 with simon

jon thompson27 - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/09 with simon mayell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09

I led both the 1st and 2nd pitches in one, Pete then led through to finish the 3rd and 4th.Excellant route well worthy of the 3stars
Popkids - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Kafoozalem

Lead P1, P4
mbradberry2008 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

Led pitches 2, 3 and 4. Great introduction to the Cornish sea cliffs.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 04/Sep/09 with Hannah Evans

Lead Pitch 2
gg4419 - AltLd O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/09

Lorna led P1, I led P2,3,4. Good climb
francois - AltLd - 16/Aug/09 with Lorna

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Aug/09

Led p1,2,3. Abbed down East Chimney as sea was very rough.
Pete Nugent - Lead - Aug/09 with Mark "Sparky" Adams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/09

Really good, shame about the seagulls!!
Jon_Warner - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Tom

DanLear - AltLd - 27/Jun/09 with Andy Pemberton, Al

Wonderful. Watch out for the seagulls on top of pitch 2.
perranman - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Alan Dovey

Covered in Seq gulls and bird shit, don't think its worth the stars
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Ian

led first and last pitch. The juggy overhang is great fun.
davefount - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Glyn

Beware of the seagulls during the nesting period
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with David Fountain

Lead P1. This is one of the best VS's around, an absolute classic. This is the only route we did that day and it was enough.
perranman - AltLd - Jun/09 with Alan Dovey

Mike W - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with grant

MD - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Misha

*** 24 May 2009 seagull nesting on belay ledge after P2 - best to belay on the ledge directly above the crack on P2, the move right and up to finish P2, traverse round the seagull and carry on to belay at the top of P3 *** Mike led P 2 and 4. P1 and crux start of P2 a bit damp.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09

I lead P1, P3, Alan, P2.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Alan D

Approached the first stance by down-climbing East Chimney, then Joris led p2 and I p3+4. Worth its three stars - one of my top five!
Blisco - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Joris Roulleau

Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Dave Gruar

Daniel Sutherland - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with STU

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 02/May/09

Dhonny_Jaws - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Andrew Porter, Michael Porter

led 2nd pitch and the final scramble
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Rob Truckle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09

petegruf - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Giovanna

Led p 1 & 3
cem - AltLd rpt - 11/Apr/09 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/09

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 05/Apr/09 with Bob M

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09

paulh1967 - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Nov/08

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Ed Hill

Mr.Billiams - AltLd - 23/Sep/08 with Russell

tom.e - AltLd - 18/Sep/08 with Charlie Everett

saz_m - 2nd - 07/Sep/08 with Christian Lenehan

sgl - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Susie

Missed P1; I led 2 & 3
liz77 - AltLd - 07/Aug/08 with HRC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/08

cornishben - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/08 with Marc Elliot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/08

pitch 3
OffshoreAndy - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with Skell

jonka - AltLd - May/08 with sean

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/08

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07

erinbastian - 2nd - 07/Oct/07 with jacob phillips

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/07

mark4344 - AltLd - 01/Sep/07 with Nick Coles

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 28/Aug/07 with Mark Van Rossum

Had trouble at the start of the route due to a poor head. After pitch 1 things improved. The overhang at the tob of the route was surprisingly steep. Some difficulty getting off the top of the crag which was unexpected - fortunately Ross helped rescue Michelle.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 16/Aug/07 with Michelle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/07

P1 - Me P2 - Mike P3 - Me - Variation: Due to a seagull nest we had to head up Pendulum Chimney.
Kit Gillibrand - AltLd O/S - 31/May/07 with Mike Moss

mooseloose - AltLd O/S - 30/May/07 with Ian Gas Bennet

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/07

jchenoweth - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/07 with NJSharp

Joe Marsh - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Andre

maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/07 with jez

Rob Kennard - 2007

climber sim - 2007

Hidden - 2007

chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Nik Goile

timmy-ts - 2007

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/06

Great route, a must do when visiting Chair Ladder.
timharrison - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Tim

as one big pitch for lovely ropedrag fun
chrissloan84 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06 with AJM

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/06

Best VS I've ever climbed- simply stunning pitches in an awesome position. Perfect conditions.
guyblackwood - AltLd - 09/Aug/06 with Alison M.

mooseloose - AltLd rpt - 28/Jul/06 with Jana & Mike

Tom Vivian - AltLd - 26/Jul/06

I found pitch 2 quite hard. Great climb though.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Clare

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/06

Kyuzo - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Hal Watts

hal - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Virgil Scott

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 29/May/06 with Steve Berry, Norman Wright

mooseloose - AltLd rpt - 28/May/06 with Jana & Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/06 with helen gibson

beardy mike - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Rob Scheicl

Missed first pitch; I led P2
liz77 - AltLd - 2006 with Richard P

ewen - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Urgles - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Laura

Jason Gotel - Lead - Aug/05 with Pippa Lansdown

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/05 with victim of mathematics

I led the first and third pitches and had an unfortunate dangle on the third. Managed to complete it eventually!
Rob Oram - AltLd dog - 18/Jun/05 with James Booth

James B - 18/Jun/05 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/05

Pitches 2-4 only due to large waves lashing pitch 1.
Charlie Williams - Lead O/S - May/05 with Gary Dicker

John Kettle - AltLd - 2005

Andy Graham - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Andy Brummy

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/04 with John Inkpen

skygodley - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/04

Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/04

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 30/May/04 with Bob M

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/04

Hidden - AltLd - May/04

I linked P1 & P2
Siderunner - AltLd - 25/Aug/03 with John E

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/03

Alaric - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/03 with Karen B

Paz - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with CC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

Stone Muppet - 2003

Scotsken - 2003

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/02

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/01

steve prior - Lead - Aug/01 with Dave

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/01

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/01

Led P2, P4
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Apr/01 with Darren Lambert

hdog76 - Lead - 2001

rlrs - AltLd - 2001

+ Al, me and Dan 7/2009
andy_pemberton - Lead - Sep/00 with Katharine Pemberton

nickdonohue - AltLd - 11/Mar/00 with Ashley Hold

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 01/Jan/00

bullybones - 2000

brianrunner - 2000

VPJB - 2000

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

plain kitten - 2000

Boxy - AltLd - 30/Aug/99 with Jon H

timreynolds - AltLd - 02/May/99 with David Baines

led p2
Raggar - AltLd - 01/May/99 with andy moore, Andy J

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999

Hidden - 1999

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/98

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/98

Led p 2 & 4
cem - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/98 with David Cronk

John Southworth - AltLd O/S - Apr/98 with Andy MacNae

craig h - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/97 with Janet Hannah

stuart100 - AltLd O/S - 22/May/97 with Claire Graham, Ian Brown

Superb climb, one of SW England's top VSs
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Mar/97 with Alan Nuttall

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/96

five - AltLd O/S - Jun/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/95

markpollak - AltLd O/S - 1995 with roy thomas, suzanne mcfadzean

John Simpson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Tim Harnett

colin milton - AltLd - 06/Aug/94 with eric milton

A truly stunning climb with an absorbing crux pitch.
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 09/May/94 with FW

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/93

daprince - Lead - Jul/93

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 28/May/90 with Jane Wingfield

Led 2&4
Iain Thow - AltLd - 13/May/90 with Rob Ivens

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1990

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Beautiful route. Typically tough.
alan moore - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/89

beaumap - AltLd - 21/Jul/89 with Tim Waddington

ChrisJD - AltLd - 04/Apr/88

DubyaJamesDubya - 2nd O/S - 1988 with Tim Fryer

I think it was 1 am before we left the Trewellard Arms, having finished late the night before and failed to find anything meaningful to eat - lots to drink, mind, but not much to eat. Low tide was at 6.30 in the morning. At 7.30 I was sat at the bottom of the route watching my mate lead the first pitch; it was a cold, grey day, with the wind blowing the tops of the waves in my face. I felt awful. By the time I'd led pitch 2, I felt great and the world was a wonderful place! It's that kind of a route.
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Sep/87 with Richard Brockman

RichardMc - AltLd - 19/Apr/87 with Tim Oakes

Richard Weller - Lead - 25/May/85 with Fiona

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/85

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 27/May/84 with Steve Portnoi

ill_bill - AltLd - Apr/83

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/82

DDDD - 1982

tapley - Lead - 28/Sep/80 with Alison Tapley

babymoac - Lead - 18/Aug/80 with MTW

Chris Terrey - AltLd - Jul/80 with Ken Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/80

Chris Craggs - 1980

Simon cook - Lead - Aug/78

Felt really hard.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Aug/77 with Robin Illingworth

Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/Apr/77 with Tony Cuddy

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 08/Apr/77 with Patrick Radford

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 07/Apr/76 with John Broadwell

Hidden - 1976

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